Increased Vaccine Allocations for Scarborough Hot Spots

Published on May 03, 2021

Increased Vaccine Allocations for Scarborough Hot Spots

Mass vaccination clinics relaunched and more pop-up, mobile sites coming   

 

 

(SCARBOROUGH, ON) – Beginning the week of May 3, all Scarborough COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be operational.

 

Based on the increased vaccine allocations expected in May, the province will increase the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to hot spot communities.  During the weeks of May 3 and May 10, 50 per cent of the province’s vaccine allocations will be allocated to hot spots communities in 13 public health regions across the province, including 15 postal codes in Scarborough.

 

Ramping up vaccination in one of Ontario’s hardest hit communities will ensure vaccines are targeted to those who are at greatest risk.

 

Through its joint partnership, and with the relentless advocacy of Scarborough’s provincial representatives, Scarborough Health Network (“SHN”) and its partners will operate three community clinics at TAIBU, CareFirst and ‘The Hub’ by Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities.

 

They will also relaunch their mass vaccination clinics at Centennial College and Centenary Hospital. This is on top of upcoming pop-ups across Scarborough hot spots and the continuation of mobile vaccination teams into congregate care and homeless settings.

 

While a limited and unreliable supply of vaccines has impacted communities across Ontario in recent weeks, the province is committed to ensuring Ontario’s vaccine rollout continues to focus on supporting the communities hardest hit by COVID-19. 

 

 

Quotes

 

“Vaccines are a vital part of the world response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with Toronto Public Health and Scarborough Health Network, Scarborough Agincourt residents will be able to book their vaccine appointments and visit our own pop-up centre to be vaccinated, ‘ he added .   

Aris Babikian
MPP for Scarborough—Agincourt

 

“We know that vaccinations are key to overcoming this terrible pandemic. Our government is taking decisive action to make sure that we bring vaccines to those who need them most in Scarborough.”

Raymond Cho
MPP for Scarborough North

 

“I am glad to see more vaccines being allocated to Scarborough so that those who want a vaccine are able to get one in a timely and dignified manner. There is a clear need here and our government has shown that they are fully committed to the people of Scarborough by ensuring we get more doses fast.”

– Christina Mitas

MPP for Scarborough Centre

 

"Scarborough needs more vaccines as it has been one of the hardest hit regions. Our government is working with Scarborough Health Network and other local partners by increasing the province's vaccine allocation to target those that are at greater risk in Scarborough and other hotspots.”

– Vijay Thanigasalam

MPP for Scarborough-Rouge Park

 

 

“We are extremely grateful that through our ongoing efforts and the support of our government partners, Scarborough will receive the vaccine supply it needs to fight the pandemic. As a majority hot spot community, it is critical for us to vaccinate our residents.”

– Liz Buller

President and CEO, Scarborough Health Network

 

“Ontario’s vaccine rollout is continuing to focus on getting vaccines to those most at risk. With a stable and reliable supply of vaccines on the way, we will continue expanding access to the vaccine to communities hardest hit by COVID-19 including Scarborough.”

– Christine Elliott

Deputy Premier and Minister of Health

 

 

Fast Facts:

 

·       SHN and its partners have vaccinated over 110,000 Scarborough residents to-date

·       This ramp up will allow SHN to quickly expand vaccine access across Scarborough

·       15/16 Scarborough postal codes are hot spots

·       Community members should check www.scarbvaccine.ca for the latest information

 

 

 

 

 

Media Contact:

Office of MPP Raymond Cho

[email protected]

416-297-5040